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Shuffled Off this Mortal Coil

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A Constant Ache

I woke up to the familiar aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafting through the air, mingling with the comforting scent of toast browning in the oven. It was an aroma that always reminded me of home, of warmth, and of … Continue reading

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Confirmed Croaked?

Tiagong that coprophagic protohominid, that chromosomally deviant caricature of vulvovaginal candidiasis, that putrescence mass, that walking vomit, that waste of flesh afflicted with cloacal exstrophy has croaked, around the last week of September/first week of October. Heard it yesterday, greeted … Continue reading

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Adieu

Early this morning, my father WhatsApped me to inform me that one of my aunts – his sister – has just passed away. She was 90. She was a great and generous cook; each year, I would look forward to … Continue reading

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The Story of Nian

Nian was born in 1926. In 1942, the Japanese invaders were indiscriminately raping young girls. So, at 16, Nian was quickly married off to a man who was much older than her. They adopted a baby boy. But the husband … Continue reading

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The King

For decades, Tsang Tsou Choi – shirtless, a towel around his neck, supported by crutches – roamed the streets of Hong Kong armed with bottles of black ink and a calligraphy brush. From the 1950s to the 2000s, he turned … Continue reading

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The Passing

My dear friend Bee Ong (born May 6, 1970) passed away yesterday. Bee has always been a source of comfort to me whenever I needed a soothing balm for my troubled heart. Bee, I have been blessed by your life … Continue reading

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The Rev David Maurice Kimpton

The Rev David Maurice Kimpton (born January 24, 1937) passed away in New Zealand yesterday. David, the much-loved pastor and longtime friend of over 40 years, was dearly loved husband and best friend of Margaret for nearly 60 years; father … Continue reading

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Sir David

David Tang was a rich kid who ended up doing various things in his adult life (lawyer, university lecturer, businessman, Honorary Consul of Cuba in Hong Kong, author, etc) but was basically a name-dropper who considered himself a cultured gentleman … Continue reading

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Yesterday – CNB Clarified it Acted Professionally

A 17-year-old was arrested by Central Narcotics Bureau officers in February and charged in court in June. He committed suicide in September. There were traces of drugs in his blood. Also, he had been questioned at Ang Mo Kio police … Continue reading

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